REMINDER: PROHIBITION OF OUTDOOR BURNING
El Paso County Sheriff’s Office
3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, Texas 79938
Deputy PIO/Angelica Becerra
Office: (915) 538-2119
“We Serve With Pride”
Release Date/Time: Friday, October 11, 2013 @ 11:20 AM
EL PASO TEXAS- The EPCSO reminds citizens the order on Prohibition of Outdoor Burning in the Unincorporated areas of El Paso County adopted by El Paso County Commissioners Court on July 22, 2013, remains in effect. The burn ban took effect on July 29, 2013 and will continue until repealed or expired on October 26, 2013.
ALL out door burning is prohibited with the exception of those activities specifically authorized and permitted by the TCEQ for fire fighter training, public utility, natural gas pipeline, or mining operations, planting or harvesting of agriculture crops, and prescribed burn management pursuant to Texas Local Government Code 352.081 (f).
Please abide by local ordinances or county burn bans in your area that regulate burning to avoid penalties or fines. A violation of the burn ban order in unincorporated areas of El Paso County is a class C misdemeanor.
ALTERNATIVES TO BURNING & DISPOSE OF WASTE (TCEQ-TIPS):
- Recycling – Manually or mechanically separate salvageable metals form other material and sell them at a salvage yard
- Composting – Wastes from landscape maintenance can often be composted on –site easily and cleanly.
- Mechanical chipping or mulching –The mulch that is produced can be put to use for soil enrichment, moisture and to create more compost
- Logging – Timber can be converted to a lumber, pulp, or firewood
- Landfills – Contact your local landfills for details on recycling methods available on site
CLICK ON LINK BELOW FOR INFORMATION ON RECYCLING INITIATIVES & :
TEXAS COMMISSION ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY